外文标题：Saina Nehwal knocked out of Malaysia Open
KUALA LUMPUR: World No.1 shuttler Saina Nehwal went down in her women's singles semifinal to reigning Olympic champion Li Xuerui at the $500,000 Malaysia Open Super Series Premier on Saturday.
The Chinese beat the third seeded Indian in a marathon match that lasted an hour and eight minutes with the top seed prevailing 13-21, 21-17, 22-20 at the Putra Stadium.
With the win, World No.3 Xuerui extended her career record to 9-2 against Saina, also ending the Indian challenge at the tournament.
Xuerui will take on reigning World Champion Carolina Marin in the final, who beat second seeded Chinese Shixian Wang 21-17, 24-22 in the other semifinal.
hard luck Saina, but you played a fantastic, nail biting game. Don't loose heart, you are still the best.
Amrit Bindra (Cleveland)
Don't lose heart, keep the spirits high an you will bounce back!
Manish Kumar (Unknown)
Still the best!
The only diff b/w two was exp. Li being Olympics know the art of winning at crucial moments. Skill wise both at same level. Saina will soon adopt winning habit at big stages... Just wait for 1 year after that its all Saina only in Badminton...
Hemant Meena (Bhiali)
it was a very close match............ well done..............
Mohammed Khan ()
Eventually Saina will prevail over the long run
Sunil Kripalani (bhusawal)
she played well
I'm saddened by her defeat. Hi,Saina,don't ever lose your heart. Keep on trying to catch up with your nemesis.
sundaram ramani (Chennai)
Better luck next time.
Sameer SamSameer SamSameer Sam (Unknown)
Saina Nehwal has become world no 1 what a proud moment for india
Vivek Bhardwaj (Unknown)
It happens someday you are up someday down, but she has already made Indian proud by becoming the number one player.